Welcome to the Troop 369 website!

We're glad you are visiting.  Just like our scouts, we are finding new ways to keep the adventure going.  You are welcome to look over our information in the menus to the left.
Our troop meets on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm with our First Class Trail (FCT) scouts meeting at 6:00 pm.
We meet at the Pollard UMC Merket Scout Center, 3107 New Copeland Road, across from Pollard United Methodist Church.
If you would like more information, feel free to contact Scoutmaster John Fowler at or cell 361-960-4321

Monday evening Troop Meeting, January 18th, 7pm.

Posted by admin on Jan 17 2021 - 9:00pm

Time for Troop Meetings
     We have had a good Christmas break with a little added thrill of a snow storm added and it’s time to begin our face Troop meetings again.  It will be nice to see Scout friends again and to start doing some of those activities outside of just what is at school.  Monday evening, we will start our Troop meeting at our normal 7p time.  Welcome Back!
      Recharter – This Monday, we want to wrap up our Recharter for this year.  Parents, if you have not sent a check or contacted Mr. Fowler to work out the fees, you will need to do so this week.  We will contact you if we do not hear from you Monday evening.  We have a suspense of the end of this month to get the recharter completed.  For Scouts, that is $83 + $100 and registering adults are $59 + $25.  Please help us by taking care of it if you have not done so.
      Scout Hut Work Day, January 23rdThis coming Saturday, we will have our Work Day from 9a to 5p.  We have 8 projects in different areas around the Scout Hut that Scouts from Troops 369B, 369G and 369 Venture Crew will participate in fixing a number of things.  Plumbing, woodwork installing, disassembling, doorknob installation, interior designing, electrical, and shelving assembling are just a few areas where we have projects to do.  Most of these are like projects that you might find around your house.  We will have team leads in each area that will guide and teach.  We are going to use many of these projects to fill requirements for Home Repair merit badge.  We will have sign up lists at the Monday meeting and Scouts will be able to decide what they wish to do during the Work Day.  Lunch will be provided.
While attendance is not required, we are strongly encouraging ALL Scouts to make an effort to attend for some if not all of this Work Day.  Remember, Scout Spirit is one of the requirements for each rank.  Another aspect of Scouting is to be of Service to Others.  This is also a good show of part of the Scout Law where, A Scout is Loyal and Helpful.
We do hope that each Scout will see the benefits of working on your Scout Hut and working with a team to make our meeting building a better place for us all.  See you Saturday.
Mr. Fowler

No Troop Meeting, January 11th, 2021

Posted by admin on Jan 10 2021 - 8:50pm

It's Snowing!  Earlier this evening, Tyler, Chapel Hill and Whitehouse ISDs cancelled school for tomorrow.  We all will see quite a bit of snow this evening. Though temperatures will be up tomorrow during daylight, the evening will see temps in the low 30's.  The roads will be wet with the possibility of there being a travel issue for some of us.
The better part of smart means we will cancel the Monday meeting because of the weather.  We will plan on meeting next Monday so we can prepare for our Scout Hut Work Day on January 23rd.

A little bit about the Work Day.  This will be an excellent opportunity to earn the Home Repair merit badge.  We have a number of repair and home construction items, (and some demolition) to do around the Scout Hut that a scout can learn about and gain some valuable practical knowledge.  Every young person can benefit from this knowledge and experience.  It will be an interesting day for us all.
Mr. Fowler

Here is an interesting bit of information.  Your Scout Hut was built in 1957.  This year it will be 64 years old!

No Troop Meeting, January 4th, 2021

Posted by admin on Jan 3 2021 - 3:13pm

There will not be a Troop Meeting on January 4th.  Since schools are not in session yet, we are going to enjoy the holiday season a little longer. 
Enjoy being with your family this Monday evening!
Mr. Fowler

Recharter for 2021

Posted by admin on Dec 20 2020 - 2:30pm

Recharter and Scout Registrations
   Our annual Scout registration and Troop Recharter is this month.  This year our Recharter fees are $83 per Scout and $59 per adult leader.  We will need those fees to be able to recharter each Troop member by the end of December.  The fees are set by BSA National and we are not able to adjust them.  Please help us by letting us know how you want to make these payments. 
   We also have our $100 Annual Troop Activity fee that helps defray our costs for fuel, campout food for each monthly campout, and the many other costs like canoe rental, park entry fees, Perot Museum merit badge costs and other activities.  This fee covered most, if not all, operating costs for this coming year.  You may take care of this fee in one payment of $100 or as a quarterly payment of $30 each quarter.  The one time payment does save you $20, so there is an incentive to make the one payment.
    Here are a few ways these fees may be paid.  Check or Cash.  If you give permission, we can deduct the amounts from Scout Accounts.  Mr. Fowler can give you the balance in your Scout's account with a quick text.  All you need do is ask.  If you have questions, feel free to contact me.
Mr. Fowler

Troop Christmas Party and Overnighter

Posted by admin on Dec 10 2020 - 11:47am

Here are some notes about our weekend plans:

1) On Friday evening, Scouts will meet at the Scout Hut at 5:30pm to load up the small trailer with a stove, chuck box, lanterns and fuel. We will travel out to Ms. Cece's from there.  We will leave about 6pm.  On Saturday, we will return to the Scout Hut by about 10:30am. 

2)  Some things to remember to bring:  A mask, your Camp Cup, a chair, favorite board game and your gift.  Scouts will bunk down in the loft over the stalls so bring a floor cover and mattress.  Temps will be in the 60's in the evening, dropping into the mid-40's at night.  While the barn will be heated, plan for a warm sleeping bag.  Don't forget rain gear.

3)  Parents, we would like to ask that you bring some snacks for later evening while the boys play games.

4)  We plan to wrap it up Saturday morning about 10:30am.  For those Scouts that are participating in the fruit sale, we are expecting the truck to be in late Saturday morning.  We need for those Scouts to stick around the Scout Hut with us to help unload the 90+ boxes of fruit.  We will order some pizzas for Saturday noon for those helping out.  All Scouts are invited to stay and help if they would like pizza for lunch.
Mr. Fowler

Troop Meeting, December 7, 7pm, and our Troop Christmas Party, December 11

Posted by admin on Dec 6 2020 - 10:55pm

Monday evening Troop Meeting, December 7, 7pm
   Our regular Monday evening Troop meeting will commence at 7pm as usual.  Since we were able to get our patrol cookware cleaned well last week, each patrol will spend some time reloading our chuck boxes.  We’ll also want to do an inventory to make sure we have all our necessary gear.  We will also fold some of our retirement flags.
Recharter is Upon Us Once Again
   We will begin accepting funds for the 2021 Recharter for Scouts and Leaders.  Recharter fees are $83/Scout and $59/Adult leader.  You may take care of the $100 troop activity fee at one time or pay it quarterly in 2021.  We must have the Recharter completed this month so please help us by taking care of this soon.  If your Scout has funds in his Scout account, those funds may be used for fees as well.
Troop Christmas Party/ Overnighter, December 11, 6pm
    Friday evening will be our annual Troop Christmas Party.  Ms. Allen has graciously volunteered her barn for the party this year.  For our gift giving, you guys decided that the one gift we will each bring, should cost no more than $15, and it should be something that each Scout would want to buy for himself.  The troop will provide dinner and snacks for later.
    Following dinner and gift giving, a evening of Capture the Flag in one of Ms. Cece’s fields will be offered.
    For those that are interested, Scouts will be able to stay overnight in the loft over the stalls in the barn.  For those that wish more of a challenge, you can spend the night under the stars or in a tent.  Your choice.
    On Saturday morning, the troop will provide breakfast and everyone will be able to head for home about 10:30am.
New Water Heater to be Installed in the Scout Hut
    We have just been approved by our Troop sponsor, Pollard UMC, to install a new water heater in the Scout Hut.  That should help with our equipment cleaning a very great deal. Hopefully, we will have in installed before Christmas.
Mr. Fowler

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